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  • n. the craft of making dresses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art, process, or occupation, of making dresses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The occupation of a dressmaker.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the craft of making dresses


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  • In freeing women from corsets and dissolving the fortified grandeur of the obdurate, hyperbolic silhouette, Poiret effected a concomitant revolution in dressmaking, one that shifted the emphasis away from the skills of tailoring to … the skills of draping.

    The King Is Dead

  • Four distinctive lines of work are done by those who are classified by the census as dressmakers and seamstresses: dressmaking proper, usually carried on in shops; alteration work in stores; general sewing done by seamstresses at home or in the homes of customers; and the work of the so-called dressmaking "school," in which the dressmaker helps her customers do their general sewing.

    Wage Earning and Education

  • Prior to the immigration to Israel the majority of the Jews continued to engage in farming as a major source of income, but supplemented it with occupations such as dressmaking, weaving, painting, shoemaking, trading small goods and bartering.

    Kurdish Women.

  • Hence its purpose differed not only from the more general instruction of the usual technical institution, but also from those schools which offered specific training in one trade (such as dressmaking), in that it (1) offered help to the youngest wage-earners, (2) gave the choice among many trades, and (3) held the firm conviction that the adequate preparation of successful workers requires more factors of instruction than the training for skill alone.

    The Making of a Trade School

  • Some offer services such as dressmaking, cleaning, and bricklaying.

    Kiva Loans

  • And that ye'll find to apply, "said this mild philosopher," to life itsel 'as well as to the dressmaking, which is just like a' the airts I ever heard tell of, a kind of epitome of life. "

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • The manager of a dressmaking factory noted with amazement that her employees all took Sunday for a gala day and not as a day of rest.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • "She's always threatened that when I became finally flat broke she'd set up dressmaking and take care of both of us," Tom contributed.


  • In case you have not been reading from the beginning of the modesty and dressmaking series, I have opened up anonymous comments only.

    "The Pink Rose" by Federico Andreotti (1847-1930)

  • I am pleased, as dressmaking is a skill that improves with age, while her other profession…

    Exit the Actress


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